Enter the world of Oscar, Tony and Grammy Award winners Kander and Ebb's impeccably woven, high voltage AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND... a stunning revue of two of Broadway and motion picture's most prolific songwriters with direction by Los Angeles multiple theatre award winner Gary Lee Reed and musical direction by the acclaimed Joshua Kranz. This true-to-the-original Broadway production will be presented February 2 through March 10, 2013 by Be Wild About Music in association with Kevin Bailey and the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood, Calif. Racquel Lehrman of Theatre Planners serves as Producer. *Erica Hanrahan-Ball, *Emily King Brown, Isaac James, *Kristin Towers-Rowles and Ryan Ruge have been set as the revue's ensemble of principal players.
Featuring such unforgettable treasures as "Cabaret," "Maybe this Time," "All That Jazz," "New York, New York" and many others... from Kander & Ebb's extraordinary career, AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND is filled with humor, romance and drama embraced by a string of nonstop melodies and insightful lyrics which celebrate life with an indefatigable fighting spirit.
AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND had its world premiere March 18 at Manhattan's off-Broadway Westside Theatre where it played for 408 performances. It received the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (Robert Cuccioli). Additional honors included Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Musical Revue, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Karen Ziemba), and Outstanding Director of a Musical (Scott Ellis). The production also launched the careers and longtime collaboration of Ellis and the show's choreographer Susan Stroman.
John Kander (Music) and Fred Ebb (Lyrics). The John Kander and Fred Ebb collaboration of four decades created what many would consider Broadway standards and contemporary classics: Flora, the Red Menace; Cabaret (Tony Award); The Happy Time; Zorba; 70, Girls, 70; Chicago; The Act; Woman of the Year (Tony Award, Best Score); The Rink; Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award, Best Score); and Steel Pier. Their collaboration also transferred itself to movies and television as they wrote original material for the Academy Awards; "Liza With a Z" (Emmy Award); HBO's "Liza Minnelli's Stepping Out" (Emmy Award); Funny Lady (Oscar nomination for "How Lucky Can You Get"); Lucky Lady; New York, New York; Stepping Out; and Chicago (Oscar nomination for Best Song). In the mid '80s the song "New York, New York" became the official anthem of New York City. At the time of the unfortunate death of Mr. Ebb, Kander and Ebb had several projects in different stages of completion waiting in the wings: The Visit, All About Us, Curtains and Minstrel Show.
ERICA HANRAHAN-BALL* (Woman 3) - New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Notable credits include Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Sheila in Hair, Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar. Television and Film Credits include The Office, Rules of Engagement, How I Met Your Mother, Body of Proof, 'Til Death, and Alone.
Emily King BROWN* (Woman 1) - LA theatre debut! NYC (selected): Loose Women of Low Character, The Good Woman of Setzuan as the title character, The Comedy of Errors as Luciana, Anne of Green Gables as Rachel/Josie Regional/Tours: Sunday in the Park with George...as Dot/Marie, CATS as Grizabella (SPARC), Midsummer...as Titania Footloose as Rusty. Graduate: Shenandoah Conservatory.
Isaac James (Man 2) - Sir Harry in Once Upon a Mattress, Trevor Greydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Tugger in CATS, Eric in Phantom, Joey in The Most Happy Fella, Orin in Little Shop, Beast in Beauty and the Beast and Johnny Brown in The Unsinkable Molly Brown.